By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Welcome

I hope this blog will create discussion about the important issue of water use and availability around the world.
Your comments and views are very important and I encourage you to join the conversation.

Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Chairman Nestlé SA

  • Oct 11:

    The role of partnership in tackling the water crisis


    Peter Brabeck-Letmathe with delegates in Copenhagen

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    As regular readers of this blog will know, I spent the first part of the week at the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) in Copenhagen, representing ...

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  • Oct 9:

    Leakage and water management


    at the Global Green Growth Forum

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    I am in Copenhagen this morning for the Global Green Growth Forum. Water is on the agenda, contrary to other events on green growth that look only at ...

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  • Oct 8:

    Urban Water A Crisis Due to Mismanagement Asit K Biswas


    Asit K. Biswas

    By Asit K. Biswas

    I met Asit Biswas for the first time at the OECD Forum in May 2007 as a fellow panellist, together with OECD Secretary General Gurría...

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  • Oct 4:

    Water is a human right but not a free good


    women pumping water

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Water is a human right! Water needed for drinking, cooking and basic hygiene as basis for survival must be available even for a person unable to pay. ...

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  • Sep 28:

    Closing the freshwater gap Catalogue of good practices and practitioners good solutions and their suppliers for the levers of the WRG cost curve


    graphic

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    A number of comments received since the launch of this blog have outlined very constructive solutions to overcome water shortage. I would like to ...

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  • Sep 24:

    About bottled water


    Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    A 90-minute “documentary” on Nestlé’s water business recently went on air. It illustrated a whole spectrum of perceptions ...

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  • Sep 5:

    What does the US drought crisis tell us about the way we understand water - a follow up


    chart

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Last week, I asked readers of this blog for their own explanations on the current US drought crisis. I received several responses ...

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  • Sep 3:

    2030 Water Resources Group at World Water Week: fact-based approach to water management


    Anders Berntell

    By Anders Berntell

    World Water Week in Stockholm has just ended. It was a full week of intensive discussions on our most urgent issues: Water and Food Security...

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  • Aug 30:

    US droughts and India blackouts: why water is the hidden power behind world energy


    water management in India

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    Almost every day, there is fresh evidence and striking headlines that make the complex connections between food, water and energy unavoidably real ...

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  • Aug 27:

    World Water Week Water and Food Security two priorities precariously entwined


    Water Challenge Blog

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    World Water Week got off to a good start on Sunday. This year’s focus is on water and food security. It is a powerful reminder ...

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  • Aug 27:

    Biofuels are making the US drought crisis worse


    Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    By Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

    The water-food-energy nexus is a complex concept that is frequently cited but rarely fully understood. However the cost of failing to grasp these ...

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